Cross Lane works finished three weeks ahead of schedule

Bristol Water’s construction work to install part of a 30km water main in Cross Lane has been completed 3 weeks ahead of schedule. The 3 way traffic lights, which have been in place for the safety of the public at the junction of A371/ A38, were taken down on Wednesday 25 May.

The £27 million project to lay a new main from Barrow Gurney to Cheddar started towards the end of last year. Following successful completion of laying the main along the A371 work began on Cross Lane on 2 May. The work had been expected to last until late June but Bristol Water and Kier have been working extended hours and weekends to finish the work ahead of schedule.

“We recognise that on the first day of the three way traffic lights there was a lot of disruption. We worked closely with the public, especially the Head Master at the Kings of Wessex School, to improve the situation. We thank everyone for their patience” Mike Lancaster, Senior Project Manager, Bristol Water.

Work will continue on the new main and two way lights will be in use on the A38 from 26 June for two weeks.